Beyoncé moves Malaysia concert over dress code
- 2 October 2007
Beyoncé Knowles has shelved a concert in Malaysia to avoid running into problems anticipated by her raunchy costumes.
As a result of the decision, which was cited as a ‘scheduling conflict’, the R&B singer shift the concert to Indonesia.
The country has one of the largest Muslim populations in the world, but has more relaxed rules.
Gwen Stefani recently had similar issues with a show in Malaysia, when Muslim students demanded the event be cancelled due to her trademark revealing costumes.
However the singer persisted with the show, covering up with jackets and leotards.
Razlan Ahmad Razali, chairman of Malaysian promoter Pineapple Concerts, said he was disappointed at Beyoncé’s decision to cancel.
'Although Indonesia is also a Muslim country, it doesn’t have all these issue that we have,' he said.
'She can perform as she likes there.'
Beyoncé will move the Kuala Lumpur show to Jakarta on 1 November, before travelling on to China.